Friday, January 17, 2014
The Girls of Jazz Documentary
"The Girls in the Band" is a documentary that tells the story of women who worked in big bands and as jazz instrumentalists, through contemporary interviews and archival footage.
If you were a woman and a musician in the first six decades of the 20th century, your chances of making a living at what you loved were slim. And if you were a woman of musical genius, your chances of getting recognized and respected were practically zero.
The documentary is highlighted with lots of impressive musical performances, from the days of Hazel Scott and Lil Hardin Armstrong through today. source